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May 16, 2012 4:00pm EDT
sad news to share right now. breaking news about d.c.'s own musical giant. chuck brown the godfather of go-go has died. brown had been hospitalized with pneumonia for the past two months. he had postponed several concerts. >> brown's musical career lasted 50 years. he got his start back in the 60s playing guitar for a latin band here in d.c. by the 1970s he created go-go, the musical genre that grew to define him and the district. in 1978 he had his first number one hit "busting loose" and in 2010 was nominated for his first grammy. chuck brown was 75 years old. again, dead this afternoon. stay tuned to news 4 for more on the life and legacy of chuck brown. >> you know he traveled the world. we both met him. he always came back and he always gave back. what a generous spirit and a big heart. >> he'll be missed by a lot of folks here and around the world. >> sure will. >>> he is fierce, fashionable, and he's unafraid to speak his mind. >> annapolis born christian siriano has his own fashion label and dresses big names like rihanna and lady gaga. eun yang checked out his new york studi
May 29, 2012 4:00pm EDT
chuck brown. >> pieces of an airplane fall off and crash to the earth below. the emergency landing is next. >>> plus, madonna mocks lady gaga on teenage for stealing her song. good afternoon. i'm barbara harrison in for jim handley. >> we begin with the heat and the cooldown to come. >> tracking those storms out west. >> we've had this heat and humidity all day right and yesterday and we're seeing that cold front approach and a number of severe thunderstorm to our west and especially north of the area. in fact, upstate north, they have a tornado watch. as far as this area goes, advancing very quickly to the east and northeast. you can see several clusters of thunderstorms and they are producing a lot of lightning. so they're still intensifying and we could be seeing some small hail with these as well. we have one little area to the south of hagerstown. that storm is its way to the northeast, moving away from i-81 toward 70 right now. so that will be crossing right over 70 in the next couple of minutes advancing to the north and east. a lot of heavy rain, frequent lightning, possibl
May 17, 2012 4:00pm EDT
donna summer. >> the d.c. area also honors the godfather of go-go chuck brown. good afternoon, everyone. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. we start with the stunning news today the death of another popular singer disco queen donna summer died this morning. >> summer defined a genre. she had 19 number one dance hits including bad girls. she was just 63 years old. access hollywood's billy bush joins us live from california. another sad day in the music world. >> sure is. that is second only to madonna, that stat. it would be irresponsible to throw a '70s party without back-to-back donna summer. she died in florida in her home, 63 years old. it's reported it was lung cancer but that is not confirmed. also reported it is because of breathing the air after 9/11. that is not confirmed. but we celebrate the life of donna. neil bogard who founded her in the mid 70s from casablanca records launched her in europe. she was a giant hit in europe. nothing in the states for a while until finally record executives realized her records were selling all over the place. she was an undergr
May 10, 2012 4:00pm EDT
behind bars. in june of 2010 he shot and killed trooper wesley brown, who was working security at the applebee's in forestville. williams shot brown outside the restaurant. the judge give williams the maximum sentence calling him a threat to society. >> it's the worst violence in syria since the uprising began. tonight at least 55 people are dead, hundreds more injured after twin suicide bombings in damascus. the white house has con determin -- co condemned the attacks this evening. >> reporter: two suicide car bombs exploded in the syrian capital of damascus, killing more than 50 people and wounding more than 370. the explosions took place in a district in the capital that houses a military intelligence come plks, believed to be the intended target. syrian state media says the majority of those killed were civilians. the syrian government blamed the explosion on terrorists they said have been behind a 14-month uprising trying to destabilize the country. activists blame the government for orchestrating the attacks saying they were trying to demonize the opposition and create a
May 31, 2012 4:00pm EDT
brown. >> come on, d.c.! >> a lively public memorial for the godfather of go-go has just wrapped up at the d.c. convention center this afternoon. brown died may 16th at the age of 75. today city leaders talked about naming a day, a park, and a hall of fame in his honor. noting how his blend of percussian, funk, and call-in response lyrics helped define d.c.'s culture. brown's brothers say it wasn't just his music but his character that meant so much to his fans. >> chuck showed a lot of humility and love and cared for people in need. he took the time to sign autographs and embrace those who just wanted to say hello. >> news 4's derrick ward will have more on today's service and plans to honor chuck brown's legacy coming up at 5:00. >>> a breast feeding awareness campaign in washington state is sparking both applause and outrage. we should warn you we are going to show you some images that could be a bit revealing. the online campaign features a photo of two women in the air force breast feeding their babies. they're doing it in uniform. the air force did not approve this photo and s
May 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. a birthday kiss for david beckham in front of a packed house. >> they're blushing. >>> bobby brown talks about whitney houston's death. find out what he says about her drug use. ♪ >>> and find oust about the inspiration behind some of the top breakup and love songs. >>> the artist advancing to the finals is jermaine paul. congratulations. >> she nodded before they said it. alicia keyes' former backup singer beat gaithersburg native erin willett last night to advance to the finals of "the voice." willett celebrated her 23rd birthday on the national stage. she even told her coach blake shelton, let's go out and get drunk. erin and the three other semifinalists appeared on the "today" show this morning. erin talked about singing for her father who passed away during the taping of the show. >> i definitely had him with me the other night. it was really incredible, just basically taking in the entire moment. it kind of was an overcome with emotion type of situation and it's just incredible. i mean, to be part of the show and as far as i've come i can only be proud of myself and really just
May 14, 2012 4:00pm EDT
's the new single "don't let me die" from bobby brown's upcoming album, his first solo album in 25 years. brown says his legal and drug problems are the main reasons it took so long to finish another project. earlier this month you'll recall he blamed his ex-wife whitney houston for introducing him to drugs. brown says he's been drug free for more than seven years now. his album "masterpiece" drops june 5th. >>> coming up on news 4 at 4:00 a devastating twister caught on video. >>> plus a thrill ride that went horribly wrong. hi should be arrested for crimes against potted plant-kind. [ clang ] my house is where plants came to die. ♪ but, it turns out all i was missing was miracle-gro potting mix. it's got what a plant needs. even plant food that feeds them for up to 6 months. you get bigger, more beautiful plants. guaranteed. who's got two green thumbs thanks to miracle-gro? uh, this gal. boom! everyone grows with miracle-gro. >>> the number of people who sleep walk is growing. a new study out by researchers at stanford university found more than a million americans are prone to sleep
May 28, 2012 4:00pm EDT
healthier. >> i dyed my hair brown a pew weeks ago. extensions really helped conceal the damage. >> reporter: the u.s. is the largest market for hair extensions in the world. with more than half of salons offering the service, according to the professional beauty association. >> if you are going for a full set of hair extensions things can get pricey. there are a lot of options out there that are very cost-effective and also easy to do. >> this is something you can definitely do at home. >> reporter: they suggest clients start with clip-in hair extensions. for around $30, you can add length or volume with a few simple pieces that can be cut into your style. >> this is really good for someone that wants to add a face frame. >> reporter: fake hair piece conditions used to keep up with current trends. streaks of vibrant color. >> it is very american idolish. it is hip right now. >> reporter: inspired by hair styles in "the hundredor games," braids are making a comeback. wheth experts say that their best advice is to make sure you have a good stylist, good color match, and remember that sometime
May 30, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. >> thanks, veronica. >>> fans and family will pay their last respects tomorrow to the late chuck brown. the memorial for the music legend will be held at the washington convention center. it begins at noon. donnie simpson will host the ceremony and there will be special performances by the chuck brown band, sugar bear, maysa, james funk and more. you can also watch the service live tomorrow starting at noon tomorrow on nbc washington nonstop. comcast channel 208. verizon 460. >>> the washington wizards hope their lucky charms will work for tonight's draft lottery. they have the second best chance of landing the first overall pick. a 19.9% chance. the worst they'll pick is fifth. the owner ted leonsis son will be in. >>> and paris hilton is back in the dating game. >> jessica simpson shows off pictures of her brand new baby girl. >>> a child saved up for a dream vacation and then did something very generous. >>> plus, a massive security breach. a guy slips through security and >>> the first photos are out of jessica simpson's new baby, maxwell drew johnson. >> "people" magazine scored t
May 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
evolution. >>> bobby brown explains what happened when he walked out of whitney houston's funeral. >>> come meet our bachelors. >> i'm looking for the most delicious thing on the planet. >> does it have you shaking your head? actor ashton kutcher's online commercial stirs up so much controversy it's pulled. ♪ you know i'm bad i'm bad >> pepsi tries to get some spark going by bringing back a michael jackson ad. >>> plus, caught on video. a lion tries to attack a child sitting on the other side of the glass. the viral video at 4:30. ooh. juicy johnsonville sausage. made with only premium cuts of pork since 1945. johnsonville. sausage is all we do. never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. if my mom can fight and beat breast cancer, i can walk 60 miles. (woman) the fund-raising was the easiest part. people were very giving. complete strangers wanting to help. i knew someday i was gonna do this walk. if i can do this, you definitely can do this. we can do this. we can all do this together. (man) register today for the... and receive $25 off your registration fee. becau
May 21, 2012 4:00pm EDT
is accused of making illegal donations to mayoral candidate suleman brown. prosecutors say he also tried to destroy evidence of those donations. these are the first criminal charges connected to gray's campaign after a year-long federal probe. tom sherwood will have the very latest on this investigation. it's coming up right here on news 4 at 5:00 tonight. >>> tomorrow marks exactly a year since the country's deadliest single tornado in decades. 161 died in joplin, missouri. tonight is graduation night and president obama plans to make an appearance. >> reporter: a year after her home was ripped to shreds fourth generation joplin resident jeanne george is finally getting it fixed thanks to americorps volunteers. hers is one of approximately 8,000 homes and 2,000 other buildings crushed by the category ef-5 tornado that tore through joplin last may 22nd. in 40 minutes it killed 161 people, injured 900, and destroyed or damaged 75% of the city. >> there's still a lot of rebuilding to be done. a lot of homes that were destroyed that have not been rebuilt. a lot of the disaster zone looks li
May 23, 2012 4:00pm EDT
giving payments to the mayoral campaign of suleman brown. and destroying evidence. no comment today from either brooks' attorney or mayor gray. tom sherwood will have much more on this story coming up at 5:00 tonight. >>> three harness race drivers are recovering in the hospital today following a terrible collision at rose croft raceway in prince george's county. seven horses collided after the lead horse took a bad step in the final stretch of a race last night. three drivers had to be hospitalized. one suffered fractured vertebrae. another a separated collar bone. the third, a cracked heel and a broken bone in his foot. none of the horses or the other drivers were seriously hurt. >>> we're seeing some isolated storms already rolling into our region. >> when will we be finished with all of the rain and the moisture? storm 4 meteorologist veronica johnson has the latest from the storm center. >> we're going to be finished with the rain before we're finished with the moisture. humidity is going to stay around this area for a while. take a look. 79 degrees, reagan national airport with the
May 24, 2012 4:00pm EDT
to suleman brown. another mayoral candidate. another gray stafford pleaded guilty to charges related to the investigation earlier this week. tom sherwood will have the latest on the hearing on "news4 at 5:00." >>> mayor barry says he's sorry about comments he made about fill pane owe nurses in the last few months. barry apologized during a joint news conference in southeast d.c. asian american advocacy groups stood with barry as he addressed the media. >> i apologize efor any hurt or harm i did to anyone. apologies are not enough if you are going to continue to do it. and so i -- raise myself in leading this community, highest standard in everybody, and that would be very, very careful about my words and about any group of people. >> barry came under intense scrutiny in april after he said the district had to do something about, quote, asians coming in and opening up businesses in dirty shops. later in april, barry also made controversial remarks about the number of filipino nurses in area hospitals. today barry said he hopes to make ward 8 a model of diversity and inclusiveness. >>>
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